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The David R. Proper Shaker Book Collection

Gathered together over a span of more than 30 years, the David R. Proper Shaker Collection is an extensive body of Shaker-related materials. The collection contains well over 200 titles that document various aspects of this well-known religious sect. Materials within the Proper Collection include tracts on Shaker philosophy & religion, books of poetry, hymns and biographies, as well as monographs relating to the Shakers’ industrial arts, cookery, history, art and architecture.

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